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North Dakota Sioux visit Montana Grizzlies in college basketball clash

North Dakota SiouxMontana Grizzlies
5-9January 16, 2014, 09:00 | Dahlberg Arena6-7

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Montana and North Dakota on Thursday, with the host Grizzlies trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Grizzlies currently sports a 6-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-7 ATS. The Sioux are 5-9 and 2-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies produce a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sioux have gone 6-6 against the number.

View North Dakota Sioux vs Montana Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

The Sioux were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 302-ranked Grizzlies and the No. 274-rated Sioux in this matchup.

In their last action, North Dakota was a 72-60 loser at home against Weber State. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota got 17 points from Troy Huff but lost anyway, 72-60, to Weber State on Saturday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Montana lost its last outing, an 81-78 result against Portland State on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Grizzlies wasted a 25-point performance from Jordan Gregory in losing to Portland State 81-78 on Saturday at Peter W Stott Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montana's No. 149-ranked offense, averaging 72.38 PPG, against a Sioux defense that ranks No. 218 at 74.93 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 47.83% so far, more than the Sioux marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.91% per game.

A few Sioux at Grizzlies trends to consider:
North Dakota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
North Dakota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Dakota's last 5 games
North Dakota is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Montana is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
Montana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Dakota

Next up:
North Dakota at Montana State, Saturday, January 18th
Montana at Northern Colorado, Saturday, January 18th